Energy Conversion in Protocells with Natural Nanoconductors
The electrogenic mechanism and performance of a protocell with DC output. (a) The schematic of this protocell (not drawn to scale) ; (b) the microscopic image of the structure of this protocell (scale bar: 1 mm); (c) the calculated voltage output of this protocell using a cation-selective channel (MTSES-treated G133C α-HL mutant), based on published channel parameters . The total voltage output () is shown with the contribution from ion transport through the channels () and contributions from the electrodes ().
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